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Policing MoralsThe Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914$
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Stefan Petrow

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.001.0001

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Class Legislation

Class Legislation

(p.272) 10 Class Legislation
Policing Morals

Stefan Petrow

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses class legislation wherein one law on the issue of betting would be made for the rich and another law would be legislated to protect the poor from their abusive use and manic attitude towards gambling and betting. In this chapter different cases and accounts on the issue of betting, the existence of clubs and pubs are analyzed within the context of legislated acts and laws. The chapter also discusses the different policing and entrapment methods used by the police in raiding and catching the persons involved in such activities.

Keywords:   class legislation, law, legislated acts, policing methods, betting, gambling, pubs, clubs

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